Sunday, June 11, 2017

June 10, 2017 Guild Meeting

We began by silencing our cell phones and welcoming our new member, Marilyn H. 

Treasurers report approved as read and printed;  Secretary's minutes approved as published to the blog.
Committee updates given.  Judy, Julia, and Lauren are considering options for the next raffle quilt.
Working on the heart quilt;  need to cut binding for string quilt

Snippet of the Month -- Favorite Quilt Book
--Judy shared her copy of Fons and Porter's Complete Quilters Guide
--Naomi shared Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Romance
--Annette shared Georgia Bonsteel's Lap Quilting volumes
--Gwen shared Mickey Depre's Pieced Hexies  and Susan Cleveland's Precision and Panache

Several shared news from the MQA June Gathering.  Great teachers, exciting classes, and fun reconnecting with our quilting friends from all across the state.

June 21, 2017 begins the Row by Row experience. Theme is "ON THE GO"
Discussion explaining Row by Row concept.

Contact Naomi about going on the June day trips that will be made to  Guntersville, AL for the Legacy of Quilts THURSDAYS

Contact Naomi about going on a day trip to Florence, AL to visit the shop  Alabama Chanin.  This shoppe does hand embellishment of clothing.  Program begins at 10 am, so the group will leave Columbus at 6:30 am.

Friday, June 16 - Saturday, June 17 will be the Birmingham Quilters Guild Quiltfest 2017  from
10 am to 5 pm daily.  Oak Mountain Middle School 5650 Cahaba Valley Rd., Birmingham
Two day admission $7 or call 205-706-9536


Joyce Knight from the Christian Women's Life Program in Batesville MS contacted Tonya. 
October 7 an Arts and Crafts booth will be set up in Booneville, MS.  Ms. Knight offered guild members the opportunity to place items in the booth.  Contact Tonya for more information.

lunch on July 8---PTQ will provide a meat and cheese tray.  Julia will bring bread, Donna condiments, and Patti dessert.  Please feel free to volunteer to bring chips, pickles, or other items to add to our "getting to know you better" lunch time. 

July 8 program will be presented by our special guest Regina Breland. 
She will educate us about the MS Barn Quilt Trail.  This will set the tone for our special class, SATURDAY, July 29 with Rita teaching us how to paint our own barn quilt.

July 17 - 22   MQA National Teacher--Barbara Cline will be in Biloxi, Mon., July 17;
Hattiesburg, Tue., July18;  Jackson, Wed., July 19;  Starkville, Thur., July 20;  Oxford, Fri., July 21; and Corinth, Sat., July 22. 
All MQA members should have received their information and registration sheets June 8 - 10.

SATURDAY, July 29 at Flint Hill UM Church, Caledonia-- Rita will be teaching us how to paint our own barn quilt.  Supply fee required.

Today guild members began the list for participating in the Secret Santa portion of the Christmas social to be held Saturday, Dec. 2.  Email Tonya to be added so you can participate in the
Secret Santa fun.
Reminder to begin your handmade Christmas gift for the Left/Right game.

Guild purchased Door Prizes to be used as needed.

Not long until time to nominate officers for 2018.  Will you serve?

MQA Fall Gathering will be in Hernando Friday evening October 13 and Saturday, October 14.

Naomi's program  taught  us about "crumb squares"  She shared her organization of squares 1.5 to 3 inches.  She explained the 'leaders and enders' concept used to make these small blocks or to sew small crumb scraps together to "make fabric".  Once the sewn together crumb fabric pieces are large enough to cut the shape she needs, she cuts the shapes and uses them in scrappy quilt projects.
She shared pictures from  Pinterest posts and books Cut the Scraps and Every Last Piece
See the pictures for inspiration.  A wonderful presentation for us!
Leaders and enders make blocks

Tiny blocks

Just add a piece as leader/ender and soon you have a large piece of fabric

 Scrappy little blocks

Inspiring Show and Tell time.

Oh Me Oh My  from Billie Thompson's MQA class a few years ago

Patti--  Gift for her from a friend.  This little quilt is the pattern of the barn quilt she owns.  

Annette-  Black, white, one color--With black quilting stitches

CC--Piece completed in Teresa Pino's Color Me Quilted MQA June Gathering class

Glenna with her tumblers
 Julia's grandson, Ashton, completed his art quilt named  "On the way to the car show"

 Julia's Art quilt challenge--a black and white animal

Patti - Let's Go Tubing MQA class blocks   
Naomi-- quick curve ruler quilt

Tonya - fishin' blocks
 Tonya's block of the week and blocks of the month

 Gwen-- Row by Row 2016
 Gwen's Mystry Quilt blocks made at MQA June Gathering
 Getting started on Stocking kit for daughter in love
 Rescuing textiles for 25 and 50 cents at garage, rummage,  and estate sales.

Fellowship lunch time.  Today's Chef Salad lunch and the delicious, scrumptious desserts were provided by many guild members.  THANK YOU ALL. 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

May 13, 2017 Meeting

     Minutes for April meeting approved as published.  Treasurers report read and approved.

-MQA June Gathering is on Friday evening, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd.
-Birmingham Quilt show will be on June 16-17th.
-Naomi’s RED plastic  PTQ membership folder has been missing since the March meeting.  The membership folder booklet is red and has PTQ membership information on the front printed in black.  Naomi Perry is also printed on the front.  Please check your meeting tote bags, and let's get her booklet returned.
-CC misplaced her challenge kit (#25) so if you will look for it in your meeting bags and find it,  please let CC know.

    A day trip was planned for May 27th for all who want to go it will be up to Senatobia to visit        Cotton Treasures, then to Oxford’s Sit-N-Rock, and a stop at Heirlooms Forever in Tupelo before coming home. Please contact Naomi if you would like to participate in this fun day trip.

      Snippet of the month:  Quick Quilt Recipes or Time Saving Tips and Tricks--
--Judy shared the "Leaders and Enders" concept.  She places squares for a 4-patch under her needled as a "leader" for string piecing and as an "ender" when the string is completed.  These patches are part of an ongoing set of quilt blocks that will create a quilt.

--Terri H and Lauren shared fabric starching techniques for making quilt borders lie flat before sewing them to the quilt.
Next month’s snippet will be sharing your favorite quilt book.  Go to your bookcase and pull out your favorite quilting book to share with the guild.   Your book might become someone else's new favorite!

       If anyone wants to participate in the challenge block quilt  -MS themed blocks-- and hasn’t purchased a kit yet, please contact Karen A. to get your kit.

        Anna Ushery contacted Tonya and would like to have some quilt tops quilted. If you are interested in quilting the tops for her, please feel free to contact her at: (662) 240-9900. And let Tonya know if you plan to contact her as well.

     Ernest Sanders contacted Tonya about fabric his wife (who passed away) left. He was trying to find someone who would like it…if interested please feel free to contact him at (662)494-4669.  Please let Tonya know if you will be contacting him.

   We had a wonderful meeting with an awesome presentation by Karen on repairing of old quilts.
She showed quilts she has rescued and repaired and enjoys in her home.  See our PTQ Facebook page for photos.

Pictures of show and tell

 Watanna showed her Let's Go Tubing quilt she will be teaching at MQA June Gathering



Karen C.


Naomi and Karen

Karen and Ebba

Gwen completed a small hand quilting piece from June Gathering 2016

Naomi with tiny scrap pieced blocks

Tonya's blocks of the week and blocks of the month

 Ready for son's Mario themed party

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Saturday, April 8 PTQ Guild Meeting and Trunk Show

April Meeting

20 members
2 visitors - Marilyn H.  and  Connie H.

Reminder to turn off cell phones.
Welcome visitors.
No sit and sew after meeting.  Trunk Show and Raffle quilt drawing today.

Old Business:
1. Karen has challenge packets available they are $5 please see her after meeting to claim yours.

2. Treasurer’s Report -read and approved.
3. Minutes - Approved as recorded on the blog.

4. Updates on committees:
·         Publicity – Kathy H. -no updates.
·         Charity – Carla F. - no updates.
·         Challenge – Karen A. - Kits for Challenge quilt available.
·         Historical – Michelle - newspaper clippings of Artisan Day for scrapbook
·         Internet – Gwen - no update
·         Raffle Quilt – Julia -no update

5. We will be having sliced ham and the sides provided by Julia, Lauren, Karen, and Judy.  Thank you ladies for helping prepare the fabulous lunch fellowship time.

6. Artisan Alley - Report  on April 1 - the quilt tying was completed around lunch, all ages from 2 years up enjoyed tying the quilt. Many patrons also purchased tickets for the Opportunity quilt. Newspaper pictures were shared.

7. Announcements from Mountain Quiltfest in Pigeon Forge, TN--Ribbons were awarded to guild members and one guild member won a sewing machine as well.  See Show and Tell for pictures of class projects.

8. Snippet- Specialty rulers/acrylic templates for rotary cutters--no tools shared today.

9. Opportunity Quilt drawing at 3:00 pm today.  All tickets were collected from Guild members and the Visitor's center.

New Business:

1. Naomi – Trunk Show - Cotton Treasures from Senatobia, MS is upstairs in the theatre area to present a show at 11 am.

2. AQS Paducah, KY – Spring Show is coming on 26-29 of April

3. May’s meeting LUNCH--- guild will be providing soup. Volunteers--Gwen will make a crock pot of soup, Linda B volunteered to make cornbread and  Brenda C will bring cookies.
4. Karen will do presentation on Repair of Old Quilts during our May meeting.  She said you may bring quilts needing repair and she will try to help.

5. West AL Quilt Guild Invitation flier for Karen McNeil Trunk Show and Lecture. See blog post.

6.  Karen gave detailed explanation of the Challenge quilt blocks, read many choices for themes for the blocks.  The Numbered Kits have the instruction sheet inside along with the fabrics to be used as blocks are created. 

7. Contest at the Columbus Arts Council.  Post Card Open Call.  Art work to be chosen to create a postcard which will  be used by the Arts Council to sell as a souvenir of  Columbus.

 Show and tell. 

Barb D-- Shared tips learned for making string quilt blocks at Mountain Quiltfest class; strip quilting Bargello class;

Barb's  Thomas Tank Engine quilt for 4 year old granddaughter

 Brenda C.-- 30's fabrics used for New great nephew baby quilt

CC -- Block made at Southwest Sunset class
 CC --Blocks made at "Cabin in the Smokies" class

Naomi - Free Motion Feathers class

  Block quilt as practice quilting techniques

 Karen A-  Self bound quilt for son's birthday
 Karen's "easy-breezy" quilt for preschool grandson.
 Karen inherited dresden UFO blocks,  and with some seam ripping, snipping and planning, she created a "Grandmother's Fan"  with those UFO's

 Judy S - Daybreak pattern made at the Southwest Sunset class
 Judy made this one at the Garden Path class
 Judy's "En Provence" Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt

Linda B-- I SPY quilt for charity--A Children's Home will receive this one.

Tonya S--'Caught Ya' block of Month
Tonya S-- Block of Month "Sugar Club" from Amy Gibson
 Tonya - BOM Quilt as you go--from Leah Day

 We attended the trunk show prepared by Cotton Treasures:

After the show some of us did a little shopping.

Then we shared fellowship during our lunch together.

Meeting adjourned.  

The drawing for the Broken Star Log Cabin was held at 3 pm.  
Ann McDonald won the quilt.

The House Block quilt we donated to the Arts Council was won by Desire Krieger.